have one foot in the grave

Definition of have one foot in the grave

  1. :  to be close to dying because of old age or illness

Word by Word Definitions

footplay
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate (see 1vertebrate 1) leg upon which an individual stands

    :  an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment

    :  a ventral (see 1ventral 1b) muscular surface or process of a mollusk

  1. :  dance

    :  to go on foot

    :  to make speed :  move

graveplay
  1. :  dig, excavate

    :  to carve or shape with a chisel :  sculpture

    :  to carve or cut (as letters or figures) into a hard surface :  engrave

  1. :  an excavation (see excavation 2) for burial of a body

    :  a burial place

    :  death

  1. :  to clean and pay with pitch

  1. :  authoritative, weighty

    :  meriting serious consideration :  important

    :  likely to produce great harm or danger

  1. :  a grave accent ` used to show that a vowel is pronounced with a fall of pitch (as in ancient Greek), that a vowel has a certain quality (as è in French), that a final e is stressed and close and that a final o is stressed and low (as in Italian), that a syllable has a degree of stress between maximum and minimum (as in phonetic transcription), or that the e of the English ending -ed is to be pronounced (as in “this cursèd day”)


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